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Dual-Use Kitchen Stuff

That's why I use the Pringles can, the boxes are so flimsy

about 13 hours ago
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Dual-Use Kitchen Stuff

No, I meant baking pans or casserole dishes etc. I know what you mean about not using on non-stick, Pam can ruin them.

Apr 15, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware
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Dual-Use Kitchen Stuff

Use a Pringles can to store drinking straws

Apr 15, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Immersion Blender MINIATURE ??

That attachment does an awfully good job, so if you can't find a mini blender, might be worth a try. So sorry to learn of your husband's illness, I hope everything works out for him and you.

Apr 13, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Cooking bacon in the oven... why the hype?

I HAVE NEVER EVER HAD A GAS STOVE and have been cooking bacon perfectly for many years

Apr 13, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking
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Dual-Use Kitchen Stuff

Spray cooking spray onto your pans while holding them over the open dishwasher door, learned that from ATK, also, use natural corks (not plastic) in the bottom of your potted plants for drainage

Apr 13, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware
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Immersion Blender MINIATURE ??

My Braun immersion blender came with an attachment that is basically a tiny food processor, it is powered by the blender itself, which fits into the lid of the little container. I use it to make small batches of salad dressing or sauces.

Apr 13, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware
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Frozen Maine lobster tails in shell - how to prepare?

I bought them from Jungle Jim's, Fairfield, OH - I can't imagine him trying to fool anyone about anything, too much good reputation at stake.

Apr 07, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking
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Frozen Maine lobster tails in shell - how to prepare?

I have 2 - 5oz frozen tails in shell. The shells are reddish-brown on the edges of the underside, and blackish on the top side, meat is white-ish, sort opaque. Are these cooked? I never thought to ask! Either cooked or raw, how do I proceed? Thaw first, regardless of cooked or not??
Then what? What's a not-too-fussy preparation that you like?
Thanks!

Apr 07, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

kitchen OWIES!?!

Add a box of butterfly closures to that list, it was the only thing that finally stopped the bleeding when I sliced my pinky really deep. Bled for 2 days off & on until I bought the butterflies

Mar 30, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Not About Food
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Safe Use of Vintage Aluminum Cookware

As long as your blood test are fine, then you're doing OK, my husband's was going up, and his nurses said no cookware, any food from an aluminum can plus the non-food items.

Mar 18, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Safe Use of Vintage Aluminum Cookware

If a person has kidney disease, then aluminum cookware, and the other items mentioned below, should be avoided. Otherwise, healthy kidneys have no problem eliminating aluminum.

Mar 18, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Question for the ages

Your cow is a him?

Feb 25, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Not About Food
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Does almond milk taste like almond extract/flavoring?

Well, I bought Silk Unsweetened Vanilla, sweetened had too much sugar for me (headache juice), I like it, very subtle, but nice. I will try other brands. Thanks to everyone for their information. Thank you also for the education about bitter almond, had no idea why "almond" flavoring didn't taste like any almond I had ever had.

Feb 06, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

Does almond milk taste like almond extract/flavoring?

I should have mentioned that I like real almonds, in the shell, sliced, slivered etc., they don't taste like the flavoring at all to me, I never understood how that association worked. Sounds like if it tastes like real almond, I would like it. Thanks for your opinions.

Feb 05, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics
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Does almond milk taste like almond extract/flavoring?

If not, can you describe the taste? I don't care for almond flavoring/marzipan/cherry flavoring at all, but I hear that almond milk is good for you, so maybe...

Feb 05, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

Creme brûlée

Are you baking them in a water bath? That ensures even cooking.

Jan 26, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking
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Celery half-portions for small households.

I learned this from fellow Chowhounds - and it works beautifully - wrap the whole bunch of celery tightly in aluminum foil - it keeps for a long time. Sorry, I can't help you with buying the smaller portion, but what you buy won't mostly end up in the trash.

Jan 05, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

West Chester, OH area - Open on Thanksgiving?

Thank you TJ, for all the great info. We ended up having company after all, so I cooked.

Dec 01, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Great Lakes

West Chester, OH area - Open on Thanksgiving?

Now that we're a little closer to Thanksgiving, anymore suggestions? Thanks!

Nov 18, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Great Lakes

West Chester, OH area - Open on Thanksgiving?

I was wondering if anyone knew of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in the West Chester/Mason/Sharonville/Springdale/Fairfield etc. areas. We live in Hamilton and probably don't want to go all the way to downtown Cincinnati area. We like all cuisines, actually a traditional Thanksgiving meal would probably be our last choice, unless it was somehow exceptional. We especially like asian and sushi. All ideas are welcome, thanks.

Oct 11, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Great Lakes

Dog or Cat?

Picking up hot "dog stuff" is way worse than a litter box

Oct 05, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Not About Food
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Aluminum in food/beverages?

Thank you for the link. I appreciate your help. I saw some foods listed that may be contributing to the problem. Hopefully, we can figure this out soon.

Sep 13, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Special Diets

Aluminum in food/beverages?

My husband is a dialysis patient, (4+ years), and over the past 5 months or so, his aluminum levels have been going up. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about aluminum levels in food/drinks. We have had our tap and bottled water tested, he doesn't eat shellfish, stopped using anti-perspirant. I don't have aluminum pots & pans, and he rarely eats anything that I prepare on a baking sheet with foil on it. I was wondering about soda in cans, he does drink approx one soda a day. Any thoughts?
His Dr. & nurses are wracking their brains as am I. Thank you.

Sep 12, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Special Diets

Don't Yum on My Yuck ™

It DOES sound good on paper, I think it would be a lot better if it wasn't cooked for 6+ hours, as so many of the chili places claim is done. Longer is not always better. The texture to me is too runny, and has an overcooked flavor. No way ground beef needs to cook that long. I think it has the potential to be a very good meat sauce in a patstitsio or other greek dish. The watery pasta and cheese don't help the chili at all - in my opinion.

Aug 02, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

Lost: Chinese-American Deep Fried Noodles

In grocery stores, in the produce section, is a line of crunchy salad toppings called "Fresh Gourmet". They make wonton strips that I think are pretty darn good, always nice and crispy.
I keep them around for salads and chinese soup, the ones you get from the restaurant, if they give you any at all, are usually stale. Look up and down in the produce section, sometimes they are above the produce, or on a rack tucked at the end of row.

Aug 02, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

Salty Snacks/Foods to help with Low Blood Pressure?

My husband suffers from low BP, due to a medication that he needs to stay on. We're working with his Dr. to find the right one and right dosage. His Dr. said for him to drink bouillon or canned soup if/when it goes really low. Does anyone have any suggestions for portable snacks that are REALLY high in sodium. Any other foods, simple recipes that I can make and keep on hand, the soup does the trick, but it's not really portable, and it gets old.
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Jul 30, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Special Diets

Don't Yum on My Yuck ™

Cincinnati Chili. I have tried it 4 times, at 4 different venues, 2 of the "original" chili parlors, and 2 fast food chains. It all tastes the same to me, and I have not found anything to like about it. It's just one of those things that I think you like or you don't. Please stop telling me I should try it here or there, or this way or that.

Jul 28, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in General Topics

Secrets of fluffy grits

OKKKKKKK, why? That was not asked, anywhere

Jul 27, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking
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What is the absolute worst cookbook you own. And why do you keep it?

No sh!t, huh - sitting here laughing my butt off, thanks for the smiles!

Jul 27, 2013
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking